Survival's True Viability?
***Question is at the bottom if you don't want to read***
I focus my time on two charaters. My Druid for Bear tanking, and my Mage for PvE DPS (Arcane). So as far as raiding goes, I either tank with my bear, or dps with my mage. I love my bear, and will not be changing it from being my main anytime soon. But I do enjoy my mage and honestly, I take it as a break from tanking when I go into our raid teams as my mage when we have other tanks. But recently I have been getting bored of doing the exact same thing throughout a whole raid (or instance) experience. And that's what I get when I play my mage. I am pretty much spamming one button the whole time. During boss fights I actually don't mind this, becasue I have enough going on with fight mechanics that I still can have fun and enjoy, but for trash (which there generally is a lot of) I am just not having fun. Even when focusing on CC, it's not enough to really mix things up enough for me to fully enjoy my time. So I took my 70 Hunter off the shelf and decided to level him and replace my mage. Problem is that I don't like Maksmanship. I tried it, and just didn't enjoy it. Tried Beast Mastery and I didn't really enjoy it. So I found myself looking to Survival, the spec that I pretty much had always played on my hunter since rolling it. I loved it. Simple and straightforward enough on spell priority, a difference between what I had to do in single target and AoE, versatility, and traps/pets are always fun (I know that's all hunter specs). So I head over to the internet to see how well SV is doing right now, and am disappointed to hear a lot of comments on MM being the only viable spec. From what I understand, SVs main issue is scaling. But I am getting mixed messages as too how much of a gap there really is. I've seen people show slight differences, and others significantly bigger.
***My question is if SV really is not viable in a raid setting? I'm not planning on bleeding edge progression, but I don't want to be playing a character that will be getting carried through things as opposed to successfully contributing towards things.***